1st Edition

Crime Scene Reconstruction Dynamics, Biomechanics, and Engineering Analysis



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ISBN 9781439879818
February 1, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
704 Pages 300 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Crime scene reconstruction is a field long dominated by those with backgrounds in chemistry, biology, and forensic pathology. But questions related to the trajectory of a bullet, the breaking of a body falling down a staircase, or the force with which a baseball bat is swung are within the province of mechanical engineering. In fact, many concepts in mechanical engineering apply directly to the analysis of crime scenes, as statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, fluids, hermodynamics, biomechanics, and engineering analysis all play a part in crime scene analysis. This book melds the disciplines of crime scene reconstruction and engineering for an interdisciplinary approach to answer common crime scene questions.

Table of Contents

Engineering Science & Crime Scene Analysis
Crime Scene Reconstruction and the Application of Engineering Science
Measurement, Data Collection, Uncertainty & Statistical Methods
Statistical Methods & Analysis of Crime Scene Evidence
The Dimensions of the Crime Scene
Evidence Statics
Evidence Dynamics
Mechanics of Materials: How Things Break
Fluid Dynamics in Crime Scene Analysis
Biomechanics in Crime Scene Analysis
Forensic Biomechanical Analysis
Reconstruction
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis from an Engineering Perspective
Shooting Incident Analysis from an Engineering Perspective
Photogrammetry
Three/Dimensional Computer Modeling
Computer/Aided Analysis
Appendices
Equations
Tables
Trigonometric Tables
Table of Random Numbers
Properties of Selected Fluids
Properties of Selected Materials

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